by berncurio21 on Jun 26, 2008 Vehicle: 2002 Mercedes-Benz S-Class S500 4dr Sedan (5.0L 8cyl 5A)
All throughout my life, my family has only owned MB cars. I grew up around them so I know about their great ride, fantastic style and reliability. My first car was a C230 and I got an SLK after that. I traded in for a 2002 S500 sports package and it was the biggest mistake. four days after I drove it out the lot, the air suspension dropped so the car was sitting on its tires and had to be towed and the repair alone cost $1400. After that repair, the brakes had to be replaced for another $900, two weeks after, my HID headlamps went out which costs another 500 bucks. In addition, the alternator started to act up at 70k miles and costs $900 to replace. The biggest disappointment!
by Walter Haynie on Nov 21, 2006 Vehicle: 2002 Mercedes-Benz S-Class S500 4dr Sedan (5.0L 8cyl 5A)
I purchased the 2002 S500 for my wife as a Christmas present. She just loves the vehicle, apperance, handling, and quality of the vehicle. We compared other brands the were 4-5 years old and the quality just did not compare to like new look of the Mercedes quality. My wife constantly comments on how she loves driving "her" Mercedes. This is probably the best thing that I could have done for my wife, (and myself ha,ha) The Mercedes makes her feel better about herself and gives her confidence with the prestige of the Mercedes Benz name. We even purchased a Dog and named her Mercedes Ashley Haynie, what could be better? Loving life with Mercedes Benz and being a proud owner of the S500.
by johnlo on Jul 10, 2004 Vehicle: 2002 Mercedes-Benz S-Class S500 4dr Sedan (5.0L 8cyl 5A)
This is my second S-class. As with my
first , I cannot find a better vehicle.
Considering that this car costs over
$80,000 to buy, the dealer support is
unsatisfactory. I have tried two
dealers in my area and I find that
their Service Departments have no clue
as to customer service.One department
misplaced my vehicle for one hour at
time of pickup, but did not complete
the repairs- they did not tell me- I
had to read the work order. The other
dealer was to call me when a part came
in and never did. One month later , I
went to their parts department and
purchased the item which I installed
by fredkimka on Nov 7, 2003 Vehicle: 2002 Mercedes-Benz S-Class S500 4dr Sedan (5.0L 8cyl 5A)
Consumer Reports says this is the best
riding car they have ever tested and
they are absolutely correct. It is a
pleasure to drive and shines on long
trips. Despite a few reports of
quality or reliability concerns, my
vehicle has been 100% trouble free.
I've had it nearly a year and it has
never needed service.
by Tabasco on Jan 25, 2003 Vehicle: 2002 Mercedes-Benz S-Class S500 4dr Sedan (5.0L 8cyl 5A)
Great vehile however here are my
NO Pass-through for skis. In this day and
age there should be a pass through the
rear center arm rest for skis or golf clubs etc.
There should NOT be an up charge on the
500 series for rear seat heaters. When you
pay more than $80,000 for a car the
rear seat heaters should be included.
Needs one DVD for navigation s¥ßtem not 7
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